With convenient access from both Interstate 475 and Interstate 75, the Macon Mall is located in Bibb County at 3661 Eisenhower Parkway in Macon, Georgia. It has two levels and originally opened in 1975 with four anchor stores - Belk, Davidson's, J C Penney, and Sears. Dillard's and Parisian's were added as anchor stores several years later, after the mall was renovated in 1997. When Belk bought out Parisian, the Parisian store closed. Dillard's eventually closed as well in 2008.
Until the Mall of Georgia opened in Gwinnett County, Macon Mall was the largest mall in all of Georgia. It is still one of the biggest malls in Georgia, and it is still the largest mall south of Atlanta. Owned by Jones Lang LaSalle, the Macon Mall offers 183 stores and services. Jones Lang LaSalle is a management company, and it is one of the largest third-party managers of regional malls in the United States.
This mall has locations for six anchor stores and offers a variety of retailers. The Macon Mall has stores in all of the following categories: accessories, apparel for men, apparel for women, apparel for children, athletic shoes, athletic apparel, beauty/health and personal care, caf, carousel, cards, gifts, books, luggage, cellular and wireless, cosmetics/hairstyling, department stores/anchors, entertainment, electronics, food specialties, home furnishings, jewelry, movies, music, outparcel, restaurants and lounges, shoes, sporting goods, sundries, toys and hobbies, and video.
In addition to the large anchor stores, the Macon Mall features several of the top names in retail, like American Eagle Outfitters, Victoria's Secret, Finish Line, Express, A,ropostale, Yankee Candle, and the Body Shop.
Regular mall hours are Monday through Saturday from 10:00am-9:00pm and 12:00pm-6:00pm on Sunday. Department store hours vary, and store hours may also change due to holidays or special events.
A year-round mall walker program is offered at the Macon Mall. Participants receive quarterly health screenings free of charge. The Medical Center of Central Georgia also presents health topics to participants in the form of meetings.
Located on the second level, Guest Services offers copy service, fax service, gift wrapping, and stroller rental for a fee. Guest Services is also the home of lost and found items. Guest Services can be reached by calling 478-477-7328. Gift cards are also available at Guest Services in denominations as low at $20 or as high as $500, and they can be used at any of the locations in the mall that accept Discover.
Wheelchair rental is also offered free of charge at Guest Services. In addition, handicapped parking is available at all entrances to the mall. Automatic doors are also located at every entrance.
Security is available 24 hours a day to both employees and customers. They are trained to assist with directions, parking locations, and security escorts.
Macon Mall offers a program called The Mall ADvantage, which is designed to help businesses launch their products or services through experiential marketing and product promotion. This program seeks to identify challenges and opportunities and create a marketing plan for advertisers that will generate a significant return on investment.